Regular Hours
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Hours may be affected by holidays, weather conditions and temperature - check our Facebook page or call if you're concerned we may be closed due to weather.
  • There may be special events that also affect our hours, including some Wednesdays when we close to the public at 5pm for our iDrive Rental Series - see our Calendar for more details.
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  • 618.219.8515
  • 700 Raceway Blvd.
    Madison, IL 62060
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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024


    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024


    4:00 pm - 6:45 pm

  • Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

    iDRIVE ROUNDS #1 & #2

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Arrive & Drive

Arrive & Drive

Take advantage of the premier St. Louis kart racing track in our Arrive & Drive rental karts, capable of lapping the Kartplex at 55 mph only an inch off the ground. These are not your average go carts!
Group Events

Group Events

Bring a group of ten or more and we’ll set your group up with its own Grand Prix or time trial event. Enjoy birthday parties, bachelor parties or just some quality time at the track, going wheel-to-wheel with your friends at 55 mph.
Racing Series

Racing Series

Our Ignite series is the place to light your racing fire. All drivers compete on identical equipment designed to maximize seat time and minimize maintenance. The Kartplex is the ideal place to start go karting in St. Louis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age limit?

For our daily Arrive and Drive the age limit is 14 years old and 48 inches tall.  Any driver under 18 years old, they must have a parent or legal guardian present with them to sign the Minor Release Waiver.

Do you need a license to drive?

No, you do not need a license to drive our rental karts. But you do need a credit/debit card on file. See more info below.

What is our card on file policy?

We require a Credit/Debit card on file for ALL drivers before you can drive our karts. Remember, you are financially responsible for any damages to the kart, barriers on the track, or any other property on or our track. Please call 618-219-8515 for any questions or concerns.

Do you have double-seaters?

No, we do not have double-seater karts.

Can you bring your kart?

Yes, you can, but before heading on track you will have to go through a safety inspection by one of our crew members to ensure that everything is safe and will not injure yourself or others while on track. Waivers must be signed before any on-track activities. “Fun Karts” or “Yard Karts” are not permitted.

Do you supply helmets or can I bring my own?

Yes, we do supply helmets from Small to XXL.  However, if you prefer you can bring your helmet as long as it’s a Snell or DOT-approved FULL-FACE helmet. Dirt Bike helmets are permitted as long as you bring safety goggles.

Do you have a height or weight limit?

We do not have any height or weight max. Our karts are adjustable to fit a lot of different sizes. It may not be comfortable, but you will have fun!

Do you race in the rain?

No. Our karts are equipped with hard/slick tires which make it very dangerous with even the lightest of rain. Updates regarding the weather are posted on our Facebook post.

Do you sell karts or kart parts?

We do sell karts – we are the St. Louis area’s Margay Racing kart dealer. While we primarily sell new karts, you can also purchase Margay frames. We stock basic kart parts (chains, spark plugs, gears, clutch parts, etc.) largely for 4-cycle karts, and can order pretty much anything you might need that we don’t stock.

How do I get started in racing?

The Gateway Kartplex is the perfect place to start your journey towards becoming a pro race car driver! If you’re interested in taking the first step, we recommend reaching out to us to learn more about our kart options, classes, schedules, and even karts for sale. We’ll help you get started and guide you every step of the way.